Tag: Hate-crime

North Carolina

North Carolina Driver Faces Hate Crime Charges After Hitting 2 Black Women With Her Car During a Police Reform Protest

Lisa Michelle O’Quinn of Greenville, North Carolina was arrested after hitting two Black women with her car during an otherwise nonviolent protest over the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in April. Elizabeth City has been the site of near-daily protests for weeks, and tensions in the city grew…

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…

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Initiative to Address Anti-Asian Violence Announced by White House as Hate Crimes Continue to Spread in Cities Like New York

On March 30, President Biden announced a new federal initiative aimed at curbing and helping to address the rampant spread of anti-Asian violence across the United States in recent months. Lauren Egan of NBC News reported that President Biden will “reinstate and expand the scope of the White House Initiative…

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New Report Shows Just How Significantly Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Increased in the US Last Year, Growing by Nearly 150%

As we’ve been reporting for months, America is experiencing a wave of hate-fueled anti-Asian attacks. And now a new report compiled by researchers at California State University shows just how bad the issue has become, with newly released data showing documented attacks on Asians soaring by nearly 150% over the…

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Anti-Asian Racist Violence Remains Vastly Underreported

The brutal, fatal assault on Vicha Ratanapakdee, an elderly Thai man in San Francisco that took place on Jan. 28, did not happen in a vacuum. The video of an assailant shoving Ratanapakdee to the ground spread around the world, leading advocates and public figures to demand justice. But this…